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Freedom of speech and freedom to disagree in school and beyond
by Michael Roth
About this EXP
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, discusses the freedom to disagree.
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Key point 1
Having others disagree with us is fundamental to learning when we are wrong.
Key point 2
Instead of focusing on our own freedom to disagree, we should want others to have the freedom to disagree with us.
Key point 3
Freedom of expression is important, but authority figures have a responsibility to stop people from using expression as a tool of intimidation or harassment.
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